History Horrible / WebComics

19th Oct '17 7:45:03 AM NightShade96
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* ''Webcomic/{{Lightbringer}}'' [[http://lightbringer.comicgenesis.com/d/20060315.html is a]] story about young man who becomes the world's first superhero, written by Linkara (yes, ''that'' [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]]), now mostly considered an OldShame and with good reason. The comic follows Carter Granholme, a [[StrawmanPolitical straw]] pacifist who's had unexplained light manipulation powers since birth, but decides to never use them because it goes against his philosophy. After running away from a woman being attacked seconds after he finishes philosophizing in his head about whether he should be using his powers or not, he comes to a realization that "pacifism breeds evil." The character is bland and [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic unintentionally]] unlikable, and is prone to spouting [[AuthorFilibuster huge, preachy monologues]]. The story is pretty much a Frankenstein's monster of popular comic book stories, with the main character being [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} an orphan whose parents are murdered]], who can [[ComicBook/GreenLantern create solid constructs out of light]], and whose [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk powers sometimes spark when he's angry]]. Even his costume looks like a slightly modified rip-off of [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/dcanimated/images/2/24/Doctor_Light.png/revision/latest?cb=20130305211421 Dr. Light's]]. The plot is poorly paced and paper-thin and often has significant events happen out of nowhere without even so much as a HandWave. The art itself is awful, owing to the fact that Linkara can't draw, with distractingly wonky perspectives and proportions, coupled with a badly-done UsefulNotes/MSPaint coloring job. While the art does get better as it goes on, it only reaches a decent level once the guest artists start coming in. Most of that could still work if not for the stilted writing and ham-fisted dialogue, with lines such as, "He is an evil man. Perhaps someday, if he understands that, he will be able to change and do things that will do true good. But for now all he ever will be is an evil man. And he has done nothing that is good."

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* ''Webcomic/{{Lightbringer}}'' [[http://lightbringer.comicgenesis.com/d/20060315.html is a]] story about young man who becomes the world's first superhero, written by Linkara (yes, ''that'' [[WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall Linkara]]), now mostly considered an OldShame and with good reason. The comic follows Carter Granholme, a [[StrawmanPolitical straw]] pacifist who's had unexplained light manipulation powers since birth, but decides to never use them because it goes against his philosophy. After running away from a woman being attacked seconds after he finishes philosophizing in his head about whether he should be using his powers or not, he comes to a realization that "pacifism breeds evil." The character is bland and [[UnintentionallyUnsympathetic unintentionally]] unlikable, unintentionally unlikable]], and is prone to spouting [[AuthorFilibuster huge, preachy monologues]]. The story is pretty much a Frankenstein's monster of popular comic book stories, with the main character being [[ComicBook/{{Batman}} [[Franchise/{{Batman}} an orphan whose parents are murdered]], who can [[ComicBook/GreenLantern [[Franchise/GreenLantern create solid constructs out of light]], and whose [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk powers sometimes spark when he's angry]]. Even his costume looks like a slightly modified rip-off of [[http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/dcanimated/images/2/24/Doctor_Light.png/revision/latest?cb=20130305211421 Dr. Light's]]. The plot is poorly paced and paper-thin and often has significant events happen out of nowhere without even so much as a HandWave. The art itself is awful, owing to the fact that Linkara can't draw, with distractingly wonky perspectives and proportions, coupled with a badly-done UsefulNotes/MSPaint coloring job. While the art does get better as it goes on, it only reaches a decent level once the guest artists start coming in. Most of that could still work if not for the stilted writing and ham-fisted dialogue, with lines such as, "He is an evil man. Perhaps someday, if he understands that, he will be able to change and do things that will do true good. But for now all he ever will be is an evil man. And he has done nothing that is good."
4th Oct '17 9:48:33 AM SkylaNoivern
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* ''Webcomic/BillyTheHeretic'' is widely considered to be ''the'' worst webcomic on the internet. It's an allegedly-autobiographical work about a young boy who was adopted by a "rich international Jewish" family. The writing is identical to, if not dumber than, what you'd find sifting through [[ThoseWackyNazis Stormfront]] or [[{{Imageboards}} /pol/]] (quite fitting, as the webpage bears a link to the former). The artwork is spectacularly awful there's not a shred of color anywhere, backgrounds are never anything beyond blank white stretches, and every character is poorly drawn. Special mention goes to the characters, all of whom are [[StrawCharacter overblown caricatures or stereotypes]]. And the sad thing is, the comic makes it clear [[DesignatedHero the reader is supposed to]] ''[[DesignatedHero like]]'' [[DesignatedHero Billy,]] but makes no effort to portray him as anything but a spoiled brat with extremist political views. In Website/{{Cracked}}'s [[http://www.cracked.com/article_17607_5-circles-baffling-web-comic-hell.html 5 Circles of Baffling Webcomic Hell]], this one gets a special mention at the bottom of the pit.

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* ''Webcomic/BillyTheHeretic'' is widely considered to be ''the'' one of the worst webcomic webcomics on the internet. It's an allegedly-autobiographical work about a young boy who was adopted by a "rich "[[GreedyJew rich international Jewish" Jewish]]" family. The writing is identical to, if not dumber than, what you'd find sifting through [[ThoseWackyNazis Stormfront]] or [[{{Imageboards}} /pol/]] (quite fitting, as the webpage bears a link to the former). former, [[BlatantLies despite the fact the author claims not to support Neo-Nazism]]). The artwork is spectacularly awful there's not a shred of no color anywhere, at all, backgrounds are never anything beyond blank white stretches, and every character is poorly drawn. Special mention goes to the characters, all of whom are [[StrawCharacter overblown caricatures or stereotypes]]. And the sad thing is, the comic makes it clear [[DesignatedHero the reader is supposed to]] ''[[DesignatedHero like]]'' [[DesignatedHero Billy,]] but makes no effort to portray him as anything but a spoiled brat with extremist political views. In Website/{{Cracked}}'s [[http://www.cracked.com/article_17607_5-circles-baffling-web-comic-hell.html 5 Circles of Baffling Webcomic Hell]], this one gets a special mention at the bottom of the pit.
25th Sep '17 12:24:54 PM WillyFourEyes
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* ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' is the purest form of BileFascination condensed into a single webcomic, and nothing else can be said here that hasn't already covered extensively elsewhere on the Internet. The comic lacks even the most basic aspects of creativity, artistry, composition, sense of proportion or comedic timing. Its reliance on hackneyed exposition reaches ridiculous levels, as sometimes ''entire pages'' are dominated by impenetrable [[WallOfText walls of text]] that [[ShowDontTell explain the events instead of showing them]]. It also contains some of the ''worst'' ProtagonistCentredMorality in all of fiction. Jokes, ideas, character concepts, and entire plotlines are all either flagrantly plagiarized or an obvious attempt at venting the author's spleen. [[UncertainAudience It didn't seem to know its target audience]] (childish plots and humor were combined with unsettling violence and graphic sex), it had pretty much no set schedule by the time it finally stopped updating in February 2010 (save for a brief revival in 2015), and devolved into a self-righteous, disturbing {{vanity project}} in later issues.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' is the purest form of BileFascination condensed into a single webcomic, and nothing else can be said here that hasn't already covered extensively elsewhere on the Internet. The comic lacks even the most basic aspects of creativity, artistry, composition, sense of proportion or comedic timing. Its reliance on hackneyed exposition reaches ridiculous levels, as sometimes ''entire pages'' are dominated by impenetrable [[WallOfText walls of text]] that [[ShowDontTell explain the events instead of showing them]]. It also contains some of the ''worst'' ProtagonistCentredMorality in all of fiction. Jokes, ideas, character concepts, and entire plotlines are all either flagrantly plagiarized or an obvious attempt at venting the author's spleen. [[UncertainAudience It didn't seem to know its target audience]] (childish plots and humor were combined with unsettling violence and graphic sex), it had pretty much no set schedule by the time it finally stopped updating went on a five-year hiatus starting in February 2010 (save for a brief revival in 2015), 2010, and devolved into a self-righteous, disturbing {{vanity project}} in later issues.
23rd Sep '17 11:29:42 AM TsunderePeashooter
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* ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' is the purest form of BileFascination condensed into a single webcomic, and nothing else can be said here that hasn't already covered extensively elsewhere on the Internet. The comic lacks even the most basic aspects of creativity, artistry, composition, sense of proportion or comedic timing. Its reliance on hackneyed exposition reaches ridiculous levels, as sometimes ''entire pages'' are dominated by impenetrable [[WallOfText walls of text]] that [[ShowDontTell explain the events instead of showing them]]. It also contains some of the ''worst'' ProtagonistCentredMorality in all of fiction. Jokes, ideas, character concepts, and entire plotlines are all either flagrantly plagiarized or an obvious attempt at venting the author's spleen. [[UncertainAudience It didn't seem to know its target audience]] (childish plots and humor were combined with unsettling violence and graphic sex), it had pretty much no set schedule by the time it finally stopped updating in February 2010 (save for a brief revival in 2015), and devolved into a self-righteous, disturbing {{vanity project}} in later issues. Not only that, but the author gives anybody that has autism '''SUCH''' a bad name.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' is the purest form of BileFascination condensed into a single webcomic, and nothing else can be said here that hasn't already covered extensively elsewhere on the Internet. The comic lacks even the most basic aspects of creativity, artistry, composition, sense of proportion or comedic timing. Its reliance on hackneyed exposition reaches ridiculous levels, as sometimes ''entire pages'' are dominated by impenetrable [[WallOfText walls of text]] that [[ShowDontTell explain the events instead of showing them]]. It also contains some of the ''worst'' ProtagonistCentredMorality in all of fiction. Jokes, ideas, character concepts, and entire plotlines are all either flagrantly plagiarized or an obvious attempt at venting the author's spleen. [[UncertainAudience It didn't seem to know its target audience]] (childish plots and humor were combined with unsettling violence and graphic sex), it had pretty much no set schedule by the time it finally stopped updating in February 2010 (save for a brief revival in 2015), and devolved into a self-righteous, disturbing {{vanity project}} in later issues. Not only that, but the author gives anybody that has autism '''SUCH''' a bad name.
23rd Sep '17 11:27:53 AM TsunderePeashooter
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* ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' is the purest form of BileFascination condensed into a single webcomic, and nothing else can be said here that hasn't already covered extensively elsewhere on the Internet. The comic lacks even the most basic aspects of creativity, artistry, composition, sense of proportion or comedic timing. Its reliance on hackneyed exposition reaches ridiculous levels, as sometimes ''entire pages'' are dominated by impenetrable [[WallOfText walls of text]] that [[ShowDontTell explain the events instead of showing them]]. It also contains some of the ''worst'' ProtagonistCentredMorality in all of fiction. Jokes, ideas, character concepts, and entire plotlines are all either flagrantly plagiarized or an obvious attempt at venting the author's spleen. [[UncertainAudience It didn't seem to know its target audience]] (childish plots and humor were combined with unsettling violence and graphic sex), it had pretty much no set schedule by the time it finally stopped updating in February 2010 (save for a brief revival in 2015), and devolved into a self-righteous, disturbing {{vanity project}} in later issues.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' is the purest form of BileFascination condensed into a single webcomic, and nothing else can be said here that hasn't already covered extensively elsewhere on the Internet. The comic lacks even the most basic aspects of creativity, artistry, composition, sense of proportion or comedic timing. Its reliance on hackneyed exposition reaches ridiculous levels, as sometimes ''entire pages'' are dominated by impenetrable [[WallOfText walls of text]] that [[ShowDontTell explain the events instead of showing them]]. It also contains some of the ''worst'' ProtagonistCentredMorality in all of fiction. Jokes, ideas, character concepts, and entire plotlines are all either flagrantly plagiarized or an obvious attempt at venting the author's spleen. [[UncertainAudience It didn't seem to know its target audience]] (childish plots and humor were combined with unsettling violence and graphic sex), it had pretty much no set schedule by the time it finally stopped updating in February 2010 (save for a brief revival in 2015), and devolved into a self-righteous, disturbing {{vanity project}} in later issues. Not only that, but the author gives anybody that has autism '''SUCH''' a bad name.
13th Sep '17 8:10:13 AM Berrenta
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-->--''The Bad Webcomics Wiki'', on [[[[http://badwebcomicswiki.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Category:Atomic_Bomb the category reserved for only the absolute worst comics]].

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-->--''The Bad Webcomics Wiki'', on [[[[http://badwebcomicswiki.[[http://badwebcomicswiki.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Category:Atomic_Bomb the category reserved for only the absolute worst comics]].
13th Sep '17 8:09:52 AM Berrenta
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->''[[http://badwebcomicswiki.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Category:Atomic_Bomb "These comics are an example of the downfall of human civilization, leaving a trail of nothing but destruction, deformed mutations and cancer in their wake. Pray you, avoid them."]]''
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-->--''The Bad Webcomics Wiki'', on [[[[http://badwebcomicswiki.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Category:Atomic_Bomb the category reserved for only the absolute worst comics.
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* ''Webcomic/VeganArtbook'', a cutesy [[{{Animesque}} Sanrio-esque]] webcomic (with more than likely stolen/traced artwork, according to various sources) that summarizes itself as "veganism, ethics, the environment, food, peace, love and animals". The fifth and sixth items on that list [[{{Hypocrite}} would be more believable]] if the comic did not [[http://41.media.tumblr.com/779f02b410e738579c6becd858864703/tumblr_n8zdvdgK4i1rkwrmdo1_500.jpg advocate]] [[http://40.media.tumblr.com/cb8a82c31fb376801ad8201dd5cca3f4/tumblr_ncsj7d2Fd31rkwrmdo1_500.jpg violence]] against people who eat meat and reduce its antagonists to little more than [[http://40.media.tumblr.com/f5cad6ccaa4aa24e443baf5ded7245a6/tumblr_nabahmfPkA1rkwrmdo1_500.jpg strawmen]]. (In one comic, a straw-character's [[http://40.media.tumblr.com/0a3dacd54c5441df73dd23889defe92e/tumblr_nootstnUm31rkwrmdo1_1280.jpg "argument" against veganism]] is literally, "Because [[ItsAllAboutMe I'm a selfish prick]]! [[BaconAddiction Mmm, bacon]]!") The [[DesignatedHero "heroic"]] characters are all cardboard mouthpieces and blatant [[AuthorAvatar Author Avatars]] that do nothing but [[WriterOnBoard spout the author's views]] and occasionally beat up [[DesignatedVillain meat-eaters for being meat-eaters and therefore "wrong"]] (and their actions are presented as not only acceptable, but ''justified''). The bright, colorful art style does little to cover up the fact that the author [[AuthorTract demonizes any and all opposition to her views]] and espouses an "us against them" mentality in her comics, painting vegans as [[PuritySue pure, perfect angels]] and meat-eaters as either 1) ignorant clods who don't understand veganism or 2) selfish baby-eating monsters that need to be wiped off the face of the earth by any means necessary, including murder ([[http://41.media.tumblr.com/9451076a11224adfc75f78a10059c51f/tumblr_ncuda1qra91rkwrmdo1_500.jpg asking hunters to shoot themselves]] and depicting one of her characters hanging and brutally murdering the family of a commercial farmer). Between that lack of nuance and its equal lack of any plotline or story arc, the impression created is of ''ComicBook/ChickTracts'' for veganism.

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* ''Webcomic/VeganArtbook'', a cutesy [[{{Animesque}} Sanrio-esque]] webcomic (with more than likely stolen/traced artwork, according to various sources) that summarizes itself as "veganism, ethics, the environment, food, peace, love and animals". The fifth and sixth items on that list [[{{Hypocrite}} would be more believable]] if the comic did not [[http://41.media.tumblr.com/779f02b410e738579c6becd858864703/tumblr_n8zdvdgK4i1rkwrmdo1_500.jpg advocate]] [[http://40.media.tumblr.com/cb8a82c31fb376801ad8201dd5cca3f4/tumblr_ncsj7d2Fd31rkwrmdo1_500.jpg violence]] against people who eat meat and reduce its antagonists to little more than [[http://40.media.tumblr.com/f5cad6ccaa4aa24e443baf5ded7245a6/tumblr_nabahmfPkA1rkwrmdo1_500.jpg strawmen]]. (In one comic, a straw-character's [[http://40.media.tumblr.com/0a3dacd54c5441df73dd23889defe92e/tumblr_nootstnUm31rkwrmdo1_1280.jpg "argument" against veganism]] is literally, "Because [[ItsAllAboutMe I'm a selfish prick]]! [[BaconAddiction Mmm, bacon]]!") bacon!") The [[DesignatedHero "heroic"]] characters are all cardboard mouthpieces and blatant [[AuthorAvatar Author Avatars]] that do nothing but [[WriterOnBoard spout the author's views]] and occasionally beat up [[DesignatedVillain meat-eaters for being meat-eaters and therefore "wrong"]] (and their actions are presented as not only acceptable, but ''justified''). The bright, colorful art style does little to cover up the fact that the author [[AuthorTract demonizes any and all opposition to her views]] and espouses an "us against them" mentality in her comics, painting vegans as [[PuritySue pure, perfect angels]] and meat-eaters as either 1) ignorant clods who don't understand veganism or 2) selfish baby-eating monsters that need to be wiped off the face of the earth by any means necessary, including murder ([[http://41.media.tumblr.com/9451076a11224adfc75f78a10059c51f/tumblr_ncuda1qra91rkwrmdo1_500.jpg asking hunters to shoot themselves]] and depicting one of her characters hanging and brutally murdering the family of a commercial farmer). Between that lack of nuance and its equal lack of any plotline or story arc, the impression created is of ''ComicBook/ChickTracts'' for veganism.
5th Sep '17 11:34:59 AM WillyFourEyes
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* ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' is the purest form of BileFascination condensed into a single webcomic, and nothing else can be said here that the rest of the Internet hasn't already covered through rants, reviews, parodies, spoofs, articles, and even ''[[TheWikiRule an entire wiki]]''. The comic lacks even the most basic aspects of creativity, artistry, composition, sense of proportion or comedic timing. Its reliance on hackneyed exposition reaches ridiculous levels, as sometimes ''entire pages'' are dominated by impenetrable [[WallOfText walls of text]] that [[ShowDontTell explain the events instead of showing them]]. It also contains some of the ''worst'' ProtagonistCentredMorality in all of fiction. Jokes, ideas, character concepts, and entire plotlines are all either flagrantly plagiarized or an obvious attempt at venting the author's spleen. [[UncertainAudience It didn't seem to know its target audience]] (childish plots and humor were combined with unsettling violence and graphic sex), it had pretty much no set schedule by the time it finally stopped updating in February 2010, and devolved into a self-righteous, disturbing {{vanity project}} in later issues. As of September 2015, [[OhCrap it's back]].

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* ''Webcomic/{{Sonichu}}'' is the purest form of BileFascination condensed into a single webcomic, and nothing else can be said here that the rest of the Internet hasn't already covered through rants, reviews, parodies, spoofs, articles, and even ''[[TheWikiRule an entire wiki]]''.extensively elsewhere on the Internet. The comic lacks even the most basic aspects of creativity, artistry, composition, sense of proportion or comedic timing. Its reliance on hackneyed exposition reaches ridiculous levels, as sometimes ''entire pages'' are dominated by impenetrable [[WallOfText walls of text]] that [[ShowDontTell explain the events instead of showing them]]. It also contains some of the ''worst'' ProtagonistCentredMorality in all of fiction. Jokes, ideas, character concepts, and entire plotlines are all either flagrantly plagiarized or an obvious attempt at venting the author's spleen. [[UncertainAudience It didn't seem to know its target audience]] (childish plots and humor were combined with unsettling violence and graphic sex), it had pretty much no set schedule by the time it finally stopped updating in February 2010, 2010 (save for a brief revival in 2015), and devolved into a self-righteous, disturbing {{vanity project}} in later issues. As of September 2015, [[OhCrap it's back]].issues.
20th Aug '17 5:44:16 PM CentralAvenue
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* '''''[[https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjAk__Cj9LVAhXoKMAKHRYgBLoQFggoMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fassignedmale.tumblr.com%2F&usg=AFQjCNEk9a1-1fxEPGncVj3DTumh1knA-w Assigned Male The Incredible Adventures of Stephie]] [[OverlyLongName (Who Happens To Be Trans)]]''''' is one of the many reasons why Social Justice Warriors are hated. Not only do 99% of backgrounds in the earlier strips consist of just one color and that the art makes [=GoAnimate!=] look like Disney, but it is riddled with hypocrisy, claims that are not cited, contradictions, and multiple instances of special pleading from [[DesignatedHero Stephie.]] Because of this webcomic's nature, it has been subject to many memes, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVrWJOYeUBs and even]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ypj9559tJ-4 a few roasts]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xh7OJZ9cxtcfrom YouTube.]] Avoid like the plague.
15th Aug '17 8:00:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Single Asian Female'': The dialogue is so badly written that it would be painful to read even if it ''wasn't'' overwhelmingly racist. The author stated that this was ''intentional'', and was probably trying to portray racism ''against'' East Asians... but instead exposed himself as racist against non-Asians through ethnocentrism ("Asians should marry other Asians! [[MightyWhiteyAndMellowYellow White men are creepy and all have an Asian fetish!]]"). Reading the comic makes it seem far less like an {{Anvilicious}} anti-racism screed gone wrong, and more like a racist complaining that he can't get a date because "all the good Asian sisters are dating white guys". The way the "married a white guy" friend of the main character refers to Asian guys as "abusive, sexist losers" seems an awful lot like [[RealLifeWritesThePlot the author had been on the receiving end of that comment himself]]. Unsurprisingly, the webcomic was taken down. Encyclopedia Dramatica has an article on it, with many of the strips contained. Their analysis, when not blatantly false, is not particularly exaggerated.

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* ''Single Asian Female'': The dialogue is so badly written that it would be painful to read even if it ''wasn't'' overwhelmingly racist. The author stated that this was ''intentional'', and was probably trying to portray racism ''against'' East Asians... but instead exposed himself as racist against non-Asians through ethnocentrism ("Asians ("[[EntitledToHaveYou Asians should marry other Asians! Asians!]] [[MightyWhiteyAndMellowYellow White men are creepy and all have an Asian fetish!]]"). Reading the comic makes it seem far less like an {{Anvilicious}} anti-racism screed gone wrong, and more like a racist complaining that he can't get a date because "all the good Asian sisters are dating white guys". The way the "married a white guy" friend of the main character refers to Asian guys as "abusive, sexist losers" seems an awful lot like [[RealLifeWritesThePlot the author had been on the receiving end of that comment himself]]. Unsurprisingly, the webcomic was taken down. Encyclopedia Dramatica has an article on it, with many of the strips contained. Their analysis, when not blatantly false, is not particularly exaggerated.
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